Andrea Dearden Dec. 9, 2013, 7:24am

A Madison County man says he was hurt when the car he was riding in was rear-ended in Alton.

Andrew Gowin filed a lawsuit against Sarah Hoefert Nov. 22 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Gowin says he was a passenger in a car driving south on Humbert Road in November 2011. Near Alton High School, according to the complaint, the car  Gowin was riding in was hit from behind by a car driven by Hoefert.

Gowin accuses Hoefert of negligence and asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical bills and court costs.

He is represented by attorney Erin M. Phillips of Wood River.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-1967

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